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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Apr 19, 2013 2:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Can anyone provide me with information on late-1950s (Australian?) TV series "Time for a Coke"?

All I know is that it was on the air in 1959, was hosted by Brian Naylor (which suggests it was an Austalian series, though I'm not certain of this. Some U.S. series were re-titled when shown in Australia, creating confusion) and aired on HSV-7 in Melbourne. It may have been a 15-minute program.

Can anyone provide me with what year it started, what year it ended, and some idea of the format of the series? I would like to create an IMDb page for the series as well as a Wikipedia page, but I know very little apart from the very obvious (it was black-and-white, was in English, etc).

Any help will be appreciated.

I'm also looking for info on many other series. For example, "TV Disc Jockey" (1956 or 1957? TCN-9, presented by John Godson, Sydney only), which I think may have been a lip-sync series, and "Peters Club" (circa 1958, Won award given by the long-defunct "Truth" newspaper for "Best Children's Show - Melbourne Television". Wikipedia says it featured Rod McLennan, Judy Banks & Joff Ellen, and was a Crawford Production). If anyone can help me with these and others, I would be very grateful.

I came across this video with clips of early Sydney television, as seen through the eyes of a cynical 1966 documentary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJw1kJYzdUA

The clips shown are very much like DuMont network programming...which isn't a bad thing if you ask me. I happen to like DuMont. I'd take their bare-bones "nobody's watching anyway" productions over such over-produced, under-directed music series like "American Idol".

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Poster: Chris Keating Date: Dec 14, 2014 4:45pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Can anyone provide me with information on late-1950s (Australian?) TV series 'Time for a Coke'?

"Time For Coke" was an afternoon teen series, produced by HSV-7. It began in August 1959, and ran into 1960.

"TV Disc Jockey" began in May 1957, and ran into 1958, hosted by John Godson.

"The Peters Club" was produced by Crawford Productions for GTV-9. It began in March 1959, and ran into 1959. Surviving episodes were lost in a fire at the GTV-9 archive over twenty years ago.

The early Sydney clips are from my YouTube channel, and were compiled for the ten years of TV program in 1966.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Apr 20, 2013 4:30pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Can anyone provide me with information on late-1950s (Australian?) TV series 'Time for a Coke'?

I did a Wikipedia page for "TV Disc Jockey", which had a different format to what I thought, although I still don't know when it started/ended, so I can't do a IMDb page yet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Disc_Jockey